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Saturday, December 27, 2014

October 10 - This Day in History

October 10: General Interest
1985: Achille Lauro hijacking ends

The hijacking of the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro reaches a dramatic climax when U.S. Navy F-14 fighters intercept an Egyptian airliner attempting to fly the Palestinian hijackers to freedom and force the jet to land at a NATO base in Sigonella, Sicily. American and Italian troops surrounded the plane, and the terrorists were taken into Italian custody... read more


American Revolution
1775 : Howe named commander in chief of British army
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/howe-named-commander-in-chief-of-british-army


Automotive
1987 : Whitesnake's iconic video features Jaguars
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/whitesnakes-iconic-video-features-jaguars


Civil War
1862 : Confederate General Magruder is sent to Texas
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/john-bankhead-magruder-sent-to-texas


Cold War
1957 : President Dwight D. Eisenhower apologizes to African diplomat
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/president-dwight-d-eisenhower-apologizes-to-african-diplomat


Crime
1991 : A former postal worker commits mass murder
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/a-former-postal-worker-commits-mass-murder


Disaster
1780 : Great Hurricane ravages West Indies
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/great-hurricane-ravages-west-indies


General Interest
732 : Battle of Tours
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/battle-of-tours

1845 : Birth of the U.S. Naval Academy
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/birth-of-the-us-naval-academy

1970 : October Crisis in Canada
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/october-crisis-in-canada

1973 : Vice President Agnew resigns
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/vice-president-agnew-resigns


Hollywood
2004 : Superman Christopher Reeve dies at age 52
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/superman-christopher-reeve-dies-at-age-52


Literary
1881 : Darwin publishes work on mold and worms
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/darwin-publishes-work-on-mold-and-worms


Music
1935 : Porgy and Bess, the first great American opera, premieres on Broadway
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/porgy-and-bess-the-first-great-american-opera-premieres-on-broadway


Old West
1877 : Custer's funeral is held at West Point
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/custers-funeral-is-held-at-west-point


Presidential
1951 : Truman signs Mutual Security Act
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/truman-signs-mutual-security-act


Sports
1957 : Braves beat the Yanks to win World Series
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/braves-beat-the-yanks-to-win-world-series


Vietnam War
1965 : 1st Cavalry Division commences operations
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/1st-cavalry-division-commences-operations

1969 : U.S. Navy transfers vessels to South Vietnamese
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/us-navy-transfers-vessels-to-south-vietnamese


World War I
1916 : Eighth Battle of the Isonzo
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/eighth-battle-of-the-isonzo


World War II
1944 : Eight hundred children are gassed to death at Auschwitz
http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/eight-hundred-children-are-gassed-to-death-at-auschwitz
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